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Genus Clostera

Apical Prominent - Clostera apicalis - female Prominent Moth - Clostera albosigma Notodontidae: Clostera albosigma - Clostera albosigma Brown striped moth - Clostera inclusa yellow-green larvae on willow  - Clostera inclusa Drawn to porchlight - Clostera albosigma Moth - Clostera inclusa Clostera
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Pygaerinae
Genus Clostera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clostera Samouelle, 1819
Ichthyura Hübner, [1819]
Melalopha Hübner, 1822
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Clostera is from Greek meaning "spindle", for the long, spindly abdomen. (1)
Nearctica (2) lists seven North American species; current classification used here on BugGuide lists at least nine.
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Nearctica: Nomina Insecta Nearctica